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Corporate Games relaunched for 2020

By Grant Milne

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TEAM GB runner Kyle Greig has publicly backed the second year of a workplace campaign that promotes health and wellbeing.

Over 800 employees comprising of 17 teams from organisations across Aberdeen City and Shire took part in the 2019 Aberdeen Corporate Games.

And organisers have now launched the 2020 version which kicks-off with a fitness challenge in February, before nine months of competitive sporting events.

The initiative aims at helping local businesses promote a healthy and active workforce, which reports suggest could save businesses around £1600 per year per employee, due to reduce stress, depression, reduction in sick leave and fewer industrial injuries.

The Aberdeen Sports Village will play host to activities such as football, volleyball, badminton, swimming, table tennis, alongside a fresh running challenge.

Metro Aberdeen athlete Greig, corporate wellness manager at the Sports Village, commented: “This year we had a great number of teams enter for the first year and it was a huge success, but we are looking forward to welcoming more businesses to join the ranks for the 2020 Aberdeen Corporate Games.

"We had some brilliant feedback from competitors and many of our teams have already signed up for a second year, including Spirit Energy, who are the current champions and are looking to retain their title."

Businesses can enter as many teams as they want with squad numbers no fewer than eight for the larger events, with a minimum donation of £2000 required.

Spirit Energy's senior mechanical engineer, Tolu Amosu added: "Taking part in the Games this year promoted really good team interaction and camaraderie.

"It was a fantastic opportunity to get fit and have fun at the same time, whilst working as a team player."

More information on the 2020 Games can be found online at: www.aberdeensportsvillage.com/corporategames.

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